Welcome to the Department of Computer Science.
We are an active department within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, with 21 academic staff and around 400 students at all levels from undergraduate through to PhD.
Teaching and learning
Our undergraduate and masters courses are stimulating and challenging with a high level of practical content, and we are constantly exploring the use of new technology in lectures, such as Poll Everywhere, to support greater interactivity, accessibility, and enjoyment of lectures. We also organise extra-curricular activity for those who want to explore other aspects of computing in more depth, while we support local schools and colleges to bring some of the exciting aspects of computing to school pupils.
We have a strong research culture and a growing research profile. Our research interests are many and varied, ranging across our three research groups:
- Secure Systems Research Group
- Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering Research Group
- Surrey Centre for Cyber Security.
Rankings and reputation
Computer science is ranked highly in the UK and world university league tables, reflecting our reputation for conducting leading-edge research and providing an outstanding teaching and learning environment.
UK league tables
Surrey has been ranked top ten in the UK for computer science and information systems by the Guardian University Guide 2019, see the full league table results.
International league tables
Top 150 for computer science and engineering in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018.
Many of our academics have been elected with the highest level of membership as a fellow within a professional society. We also have members of technical committees, executive committees and working groups, as well as scientific associations. Some of our academics also serve on editorial boards and are co-editors-in-chief of international journals.